Do you have big tree at home that looks lonely and you want some birds to come to it often? It is not impossible to attract wild birds to the yard of your home, you know. One of the ways to do so is to hang bird feeder on the branches of the tree. You don’t have to buy one for you can always make one on your own. Let us tell you how to make easy and creative water bottle bird feeder here below.
How To Make A Bird Feeder With A Plastic Bottle
Prepare the Tools and Supplies You Need
Of course, you will need some tools and supplies to make bird feeder of water bottle. From the tools, you will need craft knife and small eye screw. From the supplies, you will need 1-liter water bottle, 2 wooden spoons, length of twine, and bird feed. At least, these are major tools and supplies you will need to make bird feeder. They are not difficult to find, so it should be easily quick to gather them all.
Clean the Water Bottle from Any Leftover
To make this bottle feeder for bird, you don’t always have to use water bottles. If you don’t have even one of them at the moment, you can always use soda bottles instead. That being said, you can’t use ones with leftover inside. So, make sure you clean the bottles first from any leftover inside. Whether you use water bottle or soda bottle, make sure you keep them dry too before using them because it is a recycled one.
Make 2 Pairs of Holes in 2 Different Sizes
The making of this water bottle bird feeder can be started by using your craft knife to make small cross cuts and using your eye screw next to make nice hole on the bottle from them. Use this method on the other side of this hole in the same line of height from the bottom. Make sure to make bigger hole this time. Then, do these again with lower line of height yet separated enough.
Position the Wooden Spoons in the Bottle
Now that you are done making the holes, it is the time for you to put the wooden spoons into use. Yes, the holes you make earlier are meant for these spoons to fit in, in this bird water bottle feeder. So, put the handle first through the big hole and have it go through the small hole across it. Then, fill the bottle with bird feed and some will come out from the big hole to the spoon’s round hollow part.
Work On the Bottle Lid to Hang the Feeder
You’ve still got one more thing to work on here. It is about the bottle lid. Now, make cross cuts on the lid. It is hard, so be careful to not hurt yourself. Then, slip the eye screw in and let is stuck tightly there. Once you are done with that, you need to tie the twin on the eye screw’s handle. Close the bottle with this lid and hang it on a branch of tree. You are done making this water bottle bird feeder.
Maybe, you see some picture below and then make one for your garden.
Water bottle bird feeder can be made easily on your own. Hanging it on a branch of tree will easily attract wild birds to come to the yard of your home. But, you must keep squirrels away from bird feeders or your bird seed in bottle will be eaten by a squirrel.